15 Vegan Cookies To Make This Holiday Season

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'Tis the season for cookies galore. While the standard fare usually involves lots of butter and refined flours and sugars, we've sought out cookie recipes that are all vegan-friendly, along with a some options that choose whole grains and natural sugars instead.

So pick your favorites and get moving—the holiday cheer isn't going to bake itself.

Molasses Cookies

Photo: I Love Vegan

Chewy molasses cookies are like the more grown-up version of gingerbread man cookies—straightforward and boldly spiced while still being all kinds of delicious.

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Ginger Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo: Heart of a Baker

A tricked-out cookie that covers all the bases: spices, chocolate, and some bonus flavorings from candied ginger and maple.

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Cappuccino Cups

Photo: Lazy Cat Kitchen

Coffee lovers will go nuts for the espresso-infused cousin of the peanut butter cup.

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Photo: Veggies Inspired

Gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan—these chewy (and naturally sweetened) sugar cookies are our kind of magical.

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Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Photo: Sarah Bakes Gluten Free

These refined-sugar-free chewy oatmeal cookies may seem humble but will end up stealing the cookie show.

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Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Photo: Bakerita

With just four ingredients, these cookies couldn't be simpler yet taste like they required triple the effort—a textbook win-win.

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Vegan Thin Mints

Photo: Feasting on Fruit

So it might not be Girl Scout cookie season, but the combo of chocolate and mint is a true holiday classic.

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Gingerbread People

Photo: My Natural Family

Bust out your decorating skills with these adorable gingerbread men and women.

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Healthy Lavender Lemon Cookies

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These sophisticated almond-flour-based treats will wow even the most cookie fatigued.

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Almond Butter Blondies

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Paleo and gluten-free, too, these blondies are something everyone can enjoy without a major sugar crash.

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4-Ingredient Candy Cane Truffles

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Super simple and filled with goodness from almonds and dates.

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Eggnog Cheesecake Thumbprints

Photo: My Darling Vegan

Ditch the glass of 'nog and get your fix in cookie form.

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Frosted Sugar Cookies

Photo: Minimalist Baker

The cookies come together in one bowl, in less than an hour, and include a how-to for natural food coloring. Basically everything we could want in a handheld treat.

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie Bars

Photo: Hot for Food

Not only do these bar cookies taste like the holidays, they look like them, too.

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Orange Almond Biscotti

Photo: Minimalist Baker

Instead of cracking into one of those chocolate oranges, get cozy with a cup of tea and these Orange Almond Biscotti.

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